Lady Rattlers Down S.C. State 3-1 in Orangeburg

Credit: Florida A&M Sports Information
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (Sept. 28) – The Florida A&M Volleyball team won their third straight match, and second straight Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference match as the Lady Rattlers defeated South Carolina State, 3-1 (22-25, 25-10, 25-8, 25-14), here Sunday afternoon at Dukes Gymnasium.
FAMU (5-6, 2-0 MEAC) had four Lady Rattlers to finish in double-digit kill as Yeisha Arcia recorded a team high 16 kills, followed by both Andrea Soriano and Katherine Huanec with 11 each, while  Gina Lopez-Chavez added 10.  Diana Gonzales led the Lady Rattlers in assists with 44, while Arcia led the team in digs with nine.
In the first set,   a Lopez-Chavez kill tied the set at 10-10.     Then SCSU would use a 10-4 run to take a 20-14 lead, capped off by an Arcia service error.   The Lady Rattlers would cut the Lady Bulldogs’ lead 22-21 on a SCSU attack error, capping a 7-1 run by FAMU.
SCSU would win the set with a FAMU attack error, followed by back-to-back kills.
FAMU would rebound and win the second set 25-10, the third set 25-8 and the third set 25-14 for thwe 3-1 win.
SCSU (1-14, 1-1 MEAC) was led by Wallier with 18 kills, followed by Marissa Lawrence with six.  Melanie Williams dished out 29 assists, while both Waller and Shandice Sluch led the teams in digs with six.
The Lady Rattlers will return to action on Friday, Oct. 4 as they will welcome North Carolina Central to the Al Lawson Center for a 7 p.m. start.

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